Police in Toms River are looking for a woman who allegedly stole a purse from a woman while she shopped inside a store in the Toms River Shopping Center around 11 a.m. on Monday morning.

The woman police say stole a purse from a woman in the Toms River Shopping Center. (Toms River Police Department)

The woman is described as a 25 year old white female with brown hair in a ponytail, about 5'5 who is missing several teeth. She was last seen wearing a black scoop neck shirt with pink sleeves and blue jeans.

According to the police, the woman engaged the victim in conversation. The purse was recovered minus $250 by Foodtown employees in a trash can by their store shortly after the theft.

Officer Brent Mundy is investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Toms River Police.